Monday August 19, 2019 @ 6:06pm

Mr Boom, a great Bomberman clone originally released in 1999 by Remdy Software, was recently ported by its author to modern OSes. It's now available for play in RetroArch/Libretro and more as you can see and download at the official website.The original DOS Mr Boom is still of course available at … Continue reading

Tags: game  release  news
Monday June 10, 2019 @ 7:07pm

A new game in the vaunted Commander Keen series was announced yesterday, June 9th 2019, at E3. That's where the good news ends!Unlike the classic MS-DOS platforming games that fans know and love, the new game published by Bethesda Softworks is a mobile-only free-to-play game (think ads and/or … Continue reading

Tags: news  games  e3
Thursday March 14, 2019 @ 3:03pm

My apologies if you encountered the dreaded "This site is not secure" browser error when trying to access the website for the last few hours, there was a problem with the automatic SSL update process but it seems like we've gotten it fixed now so all should be good! Continue reading

Tags: update  error
Wednesday January 23, 2019 @ 1:01pm

I saw this posted on OSNews and wanted to pass it along. This blog describes how Wayne Piekarski was able to get Microsoft Flight Simulator 4, released for MS-DOS over 30 years ago in 1989, running on his 3-screen immersive flight simulator rig. It's an amazing and detailed write-up that involves … Continue reading

Tags: news  dosbox
Friday December 7, 2018 @ 8:08pm

It's nearly 2019, so I wanted to post a quick website update. The site-wide refresh to v2.0 in June brought huge positive changes to the website, and generally I've been pleased with the results. I haven't had much negative feedback, which is great, and many people have applauded the … Continue reading

Friday November 16, 2018 @ 1:01pm

Despite the hopes and best intentions of their authors, many games fade into obscurity after their release, without ever gaining traction among gamers. This could be especially true in the 90's, where often the same popular games could be found on every BBS file archive. Following up the first … Continue reading

Friday November 2, 2018 @ 5:05pm

Great news for fans of retro platformers: The entire three-part Jill of the Jungle trilogy was released for free by today.Jill of the Jungle was one of the earliest releases by Epic MegaGames (now Epic Games), after the company got its start as Protomac Computer Systems with the ZZT series. … Continue reading

Tags: freebie
Monday October 1, 2018 @ 5:05pm

In August of 2011, the total number of games on reached 600. (Read the site news post from that day!) Today, over 7 years later, the total is now over 700! Since the redesign earlier this year I've added nearly 100 games, and there is no shortage of more games to add. (For example, … Continue reading

Sunday September 30, 2018 @ 12:12am

As part of Microsoft's recent open source initiative, they have (re-)released the source code for MS-DOS 1.25 and 2.0 as open source. It's a "re-release" because the code was already released back in 2014 via the Computer History Museum, but they have recently added the code to their MS-DOS Github … Continue reading

Wednesday September 19, 2018 @ 4:04pm

There is what sounds like an interesting and well-researched book coming soon called "Shareware Heroes". Authored by Richard Moss, a long-time video games journalist, it chronicles the indie shareware scene of the 80's and 90's, including inside interviews with some of the important figures.Moss … Continue reading

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